Howard County, Iowa Recorders fees for services are listed on this page.

  Howard County, Iowa - Recorder Information
  Recording Information & Fees

Howard County Recorder/Registrar charges the following amounts for services listed.
Copies: $.50 per page
Certified Copies: $5.00 certification fee, plus $.50 per page copy fee
RECORDING FEES (Effective July 1, 2011)
$7.00 for 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page
Plats of survey: $7.00 for 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page
Documents that convey property: $7.00 for 1st page, plus $5.00 for each additional page, PLUS
Auditor transfer fee of $5.00 for each township section or city block

Mail to and make checks payable to:
Howard County Recorder
Cherri L. Caffrey
137 North Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

  Separate checks for recording fees and real estate transfer tax appreciated
Send a self-addressed stamped return envelope with all filings
Documents usually mailed back the day after recording

When Referencing a Related Document:
  Please use a Book and Page (Example: Book 247 Page 34).

Click on the links below for more specific information about the other Recorders services.

Recorders Home Page

Genealogy Information

Military Service Records Information

Real Estate Information
Land Records and Iowa Land Record Website
Document Formatting Standards
Iowa Real Estate Transfer Tax Calculator

License Registration Information
Fishing and Hunting
ATV, ORV and Snowmobiles

Vital Records Information
Marriage Application
Birth, Death and Marriage

Howard County Courthouse
137 North Elm Street
Cresco IA 52136

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am -  4:30pm

Phone Number:

FAX Number:

County Recorder:
Cherri L. Caffrey

Employees in Recorder's Office:
Deputy Recorder:
Roxann Vokaty

PT Clerk:
Lori Balik

Recorder Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Recorder's office

By clicking on the links below you will be leaving the Howard County website and opening a new website.

Recorder Links:
Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC)

Iowa Land Records

Other Related Links:
Iowa DNR

Iowa Secretary of State

State of Iowa Government

Iowa Legislature
General Assembly

Iowa Department of
Public Health

Genealogy Websites:
Iowa GenWeb

Roots Web

US GenWeb

Iowa Gravestone
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